Monday, December 19, 2011

Whole Grain Spiced Oat and Fruit Muffins

Delicious whole grain muffins packed with dried fruit, wheat germ, oats, and spices.  Serve warm by themselves or with a light spread of your favorite nut butter.  

Blackstrap Molasses is higher in iron
than traditional molasses.
1/4 c. dried cherries (unsweetened), finely chopped
1/2 c. dried prunes (unsweetened & preservative free), finely chopped
1-1/4 c. hot water, divided
1/4 c. wheat germ
1 c. millet flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 c. brown sugar
3 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder
1/2 c. steel cut oats, soaked over night
2 tbl. honey, preferably local
2 tbl. blackstrap molasses
1 c. original flavor almond milk (or your favorite milk)  

1.  Grease a 12-muffin tin with coconut oil.    Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.  Soak dried fruit in a small bowl with 1. c hot water.  In a medium sized bowl, combine wheat germ and remaining 1/4 c. hot water.  Stir and set aside.  
3.  Combine all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl, stir to combine.  
4.  Drain fruit in a colander.  Add fruit, soaked oats, honey, molasses, and milk to the wheat germ.  Stir to combine.
5.  Fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Spoon mixture into muffin tins.  Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes.  

Millet flour adds a layer of sweetness
unparalleled by other whole grain flours.
If unavailable, use your own flour blend.
Nutrition Facts - Serving Size 1 Muffin
Calories 142
Carbohydrate 31g
- Dietary Fiber 4g
- Sugars 11g
Fat 1.4g
- Saturated Fat 0g
- Monounsaturated <1g
- Polyunsaturated <1g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 0mg
Protein 4g
Sodium 81mg
Potassium 282mg
Iron 2mg
Calcium 71mg

This recipe is naturally vegan, therefore, dairy-free.  Can be made suitable for a gluten-free diet by substituting the whole wheat flour for rice flour, and the oats for basmati rice.
*Recipe and Nutrition Facts created by Keri Rogers.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Upcoming Workshops


December 31st from 2-4pm with Greenville Yoga located on Augusta Rd
Calming the Spirit:  Restorative Yoga $20
Restorative Yoga is a nourishing and gentle practice that helps to renew the body and mind. Learn simple relaxation techniques to unwind deep seated stress, calm the mind, and deepen the breath. We pull out all the props (literally) in Restorative Yoga. We'll use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to bring you into a Yogic state of bliss and deep rest. Perfect for all levels and students with injuries and physical limitations. 


January 7th from 2-4pm with Greenville Yoga located on Augusta Rd
Understanding and Healing Digestion:  Yoga and Nutrition Workshop $20
This workshop will include an overview of the components of a healthy diet and how the digestive system works. Learn how a combination of Yoga and Nutrition can lead to a healthier functioning digestive system. 

Workshop includes:

  • The basics of digestion
  • Incorporating Yoga postures and nutrition to heal digestion
  • Healthy digestion tips
  • Q&A
January 28th from 10:15am-12:15pm with Westside Aquatic Center
Healthy Eating for Busy Individuals and Families:  Yoga and Nutrition Workshop $20
This workshop will offer you suggestions and tools for healthy eating that the whole family will approve of!  Enjoy an invigorating and relaxing Yoga practice followed by a nutrition discussion that will help you find a healthy path for you and yours!

Workshop includes:

  • Nutrition tips to make your everyday meals healthier
  • Ways to prepare quick and easy nutritious foods
  • The bascis of menu planning, food budgeting, and efficient cooking